British High Commission Jobs in Pretoria - Entry Clearance Officer Vacancy

British High Commission Jobs in Pretoria - Entry Clearance Officer Vacancy

Main purpose of job:

  • To consider and assess visa applications from persons subject to UK Immigration Control in line with UK Immigration Rules and policy, thus helping to ensure that the UK is kept safe and secure. Providing value for money to visa applicants by endeavouring to make the right decision on each visa application first time every time and ensuring visa applications are processed within agreed timescales. Act in accordance with the Code of Conduct and Home Office Values at all times.

    Roles and responsibilities

  • Assessing the full range of visa applications and interviewing applicants in a fair, objective and courteous manner. Making quick and pragmatic decisions to issue and refuse visas in accordance with the Immigration Rules, and within agreed time-scales.

  • Acting on feedback from management to improve decision quality with a view to making the right decision on every visa application first time every time.

  • As you settle in the role, share efficiency savings or suggestions for continuous improvements with managers and colleagues

  • Acting with integrity and in accordance with the local code of conduct and Home Office Values. Reporting any incidents that cause the applicant to have integrity concerns.

  • If selected take on any extra roles and responsibilities to support Entry Clearance Managers in ensuring the efficient and effective running of the visa section.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Good communication with excellent spoken and written English.

  • Computer literacy with accurate typing skills of at least 25 words per minute.

  • The ability to work quickly and reliably with little supervision to meet challenging targets.

  • The capability of making quick decisions, in accordance with set rules and the ability
    to show that these decisions are fair and just.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Excellent team players - this is an all for one, and one for all environment.

  • Flexibility and a positive attitude to working in a forward thinking, modern and motivated department, which is working at the forefront of visa work. We are committed to improving standards and procedures - and we are looking for like-minded employees.

    Language requirements:

  • Language: English

  • Level of language required: Fluent

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Previous experience and/or knowledge of the UK's immigration legislation and operations is desirable but not essential. Full training will be provided in Pretoria with access to virtual training from the UK.

  • It is extremely important that the successful candidate is adaptable and shows a willingness to undertake a variety of tasks in a busy environment. There may be the need to work flexible hours.

  • A positive attitude is essential as is the ability to work as part of a team.

    Required competencies

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Jobs in Pretoria - Entry Clearance Officer Vacancy

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